Merry Christmas Everybody!
Publié par Milan Ross sur lundi 25 décembre 2017
A man accused of killing his estranged wife and two children on Monday is a vegan chef who shared a joyful Facebook video of himself singing carols with his son just hours before the Christmas carnage.
Anthony Milan Ross, 45-year-old chef, author, and motivational speaker who touted a vegan diet as the source of his dramatic weight loss, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder Tuesday.
His estranged wife Iris Ross, 38, was found dead in the parking lot outside an apartment complex in Phoenix, Ariz., before he barricaded himself inside the home with their 10-month-old daughter Anora and 11-year-old son Nigel.
Anthony Ross exchanged gunfire with police before authorities swarmed the residence and arrested him in a dramatic conclusion to the six-hour standoff.
An officer was injured in the firefight, and the couple’s two children were found dead inside the apartment.
Anthony Ross was taken into custody uninjured.
Iris Ross’ sister told ABC that she received a text message on Monday afternoon that stated, “I just killed Iris and the kids,” before another text came in with an addendum that read “with a gun.”
“I knew that man was very unstable. I knew he had a very, very dark side…I didn’t know it was this dark,” Mary Wogas said.
While the timing of the children’s deaths remains unclear, Ross shared a joyful Facebook video on Christmas morning, which showed him laughing and singing with his son the day before.
“Hey guys, I’m smiling and I’m hanging out with Nigel on Christmas Eve. We’re going to embarrass ourselves! We’re going to sing,” Ross said.
The two started singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” before the 11-year-old boy dissolved into giggles.
Ross, who is known professionally as Milan Ross, was born and raised in the Midwest, where his family members suffered from obesity, according to his personal website.
After discovering a plant-based diet, Ross claims he lost more than 300 pounds and shared his dramatic weight loss story through his book and social media channels.